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Qatar Club will face Al-Sadd tomorrow in the final of the Emir's Table Tennis Cup



Qatar Club will face Al-Sadd in the final match of His Highness the Emir’s Cup Table Tennis Championship for the 2021-2022 sports season, which will be held at Abdullah Bin Suhaim Hall at Qatar Sports Club, while Al-Rayyan will compete with Al-Arabi in the ranking match for the third and fourth places.

Qatar SC qualified for the final match after defeating Al Rayyan (3-1) in the semi-finals, while Al Sadd SC advanced to the final after defeating Al Arabi (3-2) in the semi-finals.

Qatar and Al Sadd teams achieved positive results and presented strong levels throughout their journey in the group stage, where Qatar SC topped the first group with 6 points collected from 3 victories, over Al Wakrah (3-0), then on Al Arabi (3-1), and beat Al-Ahly With a score (3-0) at the end of the group stage.. On the other hand, Al Sadd finished the group stage at the top of the second group with eight points collected from 4 consecutive victories over Al Shamal (3-1), then Al Khor (3-0), then Al Rayyan defeated Al Rayyan (3-2), and finally beat Al Gharafa (3-0).

Qatar Club is seeking to win the HH the Emir's Cup for the fifth time in a row and the sixth in its history. On the other hand, Al Sadd aspires to return to reap the achievements after a long absence, as it won the championship title 4 times previously.

It is noteworthy that the Emir’s Table Tennis Cup witnessed the participation of 9 clubs, which were divided into two groups. The first group included: “Qatar Club (the title holder), Al-Arabi Club, Al-Wakra Club, Al-Ahly Club”, while the second group included: “Al-Rayyan Club” Al Sadd Club, Al Gharafa Club, Al Khor Club, Al Shamal Club.

In the press conference for the final match, Ali Sultan Al Muftah, Assistant Secretary of the Qatar Table Tennis Association, praised the technical level of this edition of the tournament, adding that the final match of the Emir Table Tennis Cup will mark the end of this season.

For his part, Abdul Qader Al-Ariqi, Vice President of the Table Tennis Authority at Qatar Club, said that Al Rayyan was a strong match and a fierce competitor in the semi-finals, "but the experience of our players gave us the advantage and we were able to win and qualify for the final with merit."

He expressed his hope that Qatar Club will continue to reap the achievements after winning the league title for this season and be able to win the Emir's Cup for the fifth time in a row and the sixth in its history.

On the other hand, Saeed Salem, deputy head of the table tennis apparatus at Al-Sadd Club, praised the strong return of his team in the semi-final against Al-Arabi, and was able to settle the result of the match in his favour, after a strong and exciting match that extended for five games.

Salem added in the press conference: “I am happy to win and reach the final of the championship after an absence of several years, and we seek to present a strong match and a good return against Qatar Club in the final match,” noting that Al-Arabi was a strong match and a stubborn opponent for them in the semi-finals and gave everything he had, but the balance favored victory. Al-Sadd thanks to the skill and experience of its players. He hopes that Al-Sadd will win the title.